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“One of the best things we did in the area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dripping Springs Natural Area

Dripping Springs Natural Area
Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
575 522 1219
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Ranked #3 of 26 attractions in Las Cruces
Type: Parks
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Memphis
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“One of the best things we did in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The trail is gravel and well maintained, still it is important to wear good shoes and to be prepared for the walk. I'd describe this as more of a moderately tough walk that a hike. The first mile and a half are up hill, then you return the way you came. At the top of the path, you will see the old resort and the sanatorium for TB patients. If you enjoy taking photos, you will find a target rich environment. There are other paths to take and you can spend as much time as you want. Allow a minimum of 2 hours for this activity.

Visited November 2012
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Albuquerque, NM USA
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“Beautiful and well-maintained”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This was a beautiful hike / trail run with well-maintained gravel trails. You can choose trail lengths of 3-5 miles. We did the 5 mile option, touring the abandoned resort, dripping springs, dry waterfall, and hermit cave areas. This is a great day hike area with kids. We saw tarantulas and quail on the trail and others told us they saw coyotes and mule deer.

Visited October 2012
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Carefree, Arizona
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“Wonderful Hiking--Our Favorite Thing in Las Cruces”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We enjoyed a beautiful Sunday morning hike to Dripping Springs from the Visitor Center. It's a 3 mile total in and out to a 19th century resort and early 1900s TB hotel hidden back in the hills
at about 6900' elevation, witha view over the Las Cruces area.
We liked that no one else was on the trail until we started down, and the interesting structures at the top. A real treat.

Visited September 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“very nice place for hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The view is beautiful, and the length of the trail is adequate for amateurs to take a nice walk.
The tap water and the fountain water comes from mountain well. It has a great taste. Bring a container and stay refreshed while hiking.

Visited August 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“saw a deer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

good place for a easy hike and see wildlifes.but too hot in summer day time...better go there early or late in a day of summer.

Visited August 2012
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